You've Got News: AOL Inc. announced early today the online service provider is buying the liberal-leaning news site Huffington Post for $315 million in cash and stocks, The Washington Post reports. The New York Times story is here.
Doll Fight: Barbie's talking to her lawyers now. MGA Entertainment Inc., with its Bratz dolls, filed an antitrust suit against fashion doll rival Mattel Inc. Attorneys for MGA Entertainment allege unfair business practices and anti-competitive conduct. The suit was filed in federal district court in Los Angeles.
WikiCourt: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today began a two-day hearing whose outcome will determine whether he will be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of sexual abuse, The New York Times reports. The hearing is in London. Geoffrey Robertson, a lawyer for Assange, said justice "cannot be done" in Sweden, which has a policy of hearing sexual charges in closed court.
Therapy Settlement: A 23-year-old woman who had sexual contact with her unlicensed psychotherapist has reached a $1.8 million settlement, The Legal Intelligencer in Philadelphia reports. The plaintiff's damages include the denial of the opportunity to receive beneficial treatment for her adolescent psychological disorders.
Packer Nation: In case you missed it, the Green Bay Packers prevailed over the Steelers of Pittsburgh to claim the National Football League championship last night. Click here for a report in the Green Bay Press-Gazette.